Role and responsibilities of leadership positions:
CHAIR ELECT OF THE CONGREGATION & OFFICIAL BOARD
The Chair-elect will serve a total of 4 years (2 years as Chair-Elect and 2 years as Chair).Chair-elect of the Congregation, shall also serve as Chair-elect of the Official Board.The Chair-elect shall succeed the Chair upon expiration of the term of the Chair.The Chair-Elect shall work in close cooperation with the Chair, in matters of review and evaluation of past programs and advance planning in order to promote continuity of leadership. The Chair-elect shall preside in the Chair's absence at meetings of the Congregation and the Official Board, and perform such other duties as may be delegated by the Chair.
Board Members at-large serve a two year term. The Board is responsible for conducting the business affairs of the Congregation; providing for the planning, coordination, research, evaluation and implementation of the work and activities of the Congregation; and considering and adopting policies. The Board is also responsible for the development and implementation of an organizational structure to coordinate the work and activities of the ministers, staff and laity of the Congregation, utilizing such divisions, committees, advisory boards, ministries, subsidiary entities and organizations as the Official Board may from time to time establish by resolution. Additionally, the Official Board may terminate or realign any such existing divisions, committees, advisory boards, ministries, subsidiary entities and organizations from time to time. The Official Board shall provide a forum for creative and constructive discussion of the Congregation's work, and oversee planning for the future of the Congregation.
Elders serve a three year term. Persons serving in the position of Elder shall be mature Christians who shall have demonstrated leadership in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). To be eligible to serve as a member of the Board of Elders, a person shall have been a Participating Member of the Congregation for at least two years. The Board of Elders primarily shall be responsible for the spiritual life and development of the Congregation, preside at the Lord's Table, assist and share with the ministers in theconduct of pastoral functions and provide supportive counsel for the ministers regarding the spiritual life and development of the Congregation.
Deacons serve a three year term. Deacons shall be responsible for the maintenance and growth of the Congregation through its individual members and corporate life in witness to the community and the world. Every other year, the Deacons shall choose one of their members to serve as the Chair of the Deacons. Deacons shall serve at the Lord's Table, and shall assist the Elders in performing their pastoral functions.